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Why would you bookmark something only to tear it apart in your bookmark notes (and not leave a comment) even though you surely must know that authors check out the bookmarks of their stories?



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Jun. 1st, 2016 06:56 am (UTC)
The bookmarker sounds like someone who is either an idiot or is too self-centered to realize that people on the internet are real.
Jun. 2nd, 2016 04:17 pm (UTC)

Probably. ALL of their bookmarks were like that. Why would you bookmark something you didn't enjoy?
Jun. 1st, 2016 10:13 am (UTC)
What @caffienekitty said. Or they don't know authors can track back bookmarks (i didn't until just now) and went with bitching-behind-the-back instead of constructive to-the-face criticism. Either way, Not Cool.
Jun. 2nd, 2016 04:18 pm (UTC)

It's not tracking, exactly, but at A03, anyone can click the bookmarks on a story, which is what I do for my stories. Usually to see if they've left any notes about the story or because if they've bookmarked mine, they must have good taste, so they have bookmarked other stories I'd enjoy.

I still don't understand why you'd bookmark something just to bitch about it. Why waste the energy/time?
Jun. 1st, 2016 11:46 am (UTC)
I am not digging this new AO3 culture. No/few comments and then shitty things like this. :(
Jun. 2nd, 2016 04:19 pm (UTC)

I had to turn off the hits counter at A03 because it was stressing me out. I do like how easy it is to search stuff, though.
Jun. 2nd, 2016 05:09 pm (UTC)
I love it as a reader, and hate it as a reviewer (although as a reader, I don't feel the connection to my favorite writers like I used to in the 'good old days' so even that interaction is missing/muted. I don't know if it's sustainable. Like if were not feeding our writers, how long willthey write? Over the last year, I've gone from "I'd rather have interactions with my readers than money, so why would I go pro?" to "I'm not getting the level of interest/interaction that I crave, so why not sell it?" I've got nothing to lose, and thats really sad.
Jun. 4th, 2016 08:16 pm (UTC)

Yeah, the old days of writing Supernatural fic on LJ--I got so many more comments than I do now. It felt more conversational, I guess? And I miss that. I know I'm a better writer these days but I don't feel like it sometimes because it seems like no one's really reading my stuff.
Jun. 4th, 2016 08:08 pm (UTC)

Short answer: because people are assholes.

Longer answer: I seriosly wonder what it says about that person's mindset, that she's (likely probability of female, so that's the prounoun I use) actually torturing herself by bookmarking and adding negative commentary to things she dislikes.  Because presumably, she would at least reread her own notes, even if she doesn't read the actual stories. What on earth is she punishing herself for?

Jun. 4th, 2016 08:17 pm (UTC)

Every single one of her bookmarks were like that and I do not understand.
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